He was only an elderly gentleman, hitching a ride on the misty wet
Highway. I asked him where he was heading, and he said he had no real
destination in mind. He then said “That is beautiful music you're playing. Who is it?”
I told him it was “Various Artists - Pick n Mix Volume 2 from a great netlabel
called Faturenet”. His eyes lit up with excitement. He said “My name is George Ripley,
and I am the greatest travelling salesman who's ever lived! There’s nothing I can’t sell!”.
I noticed that he had a small briefcase on his lap and said ”So what do you sell these days?
Insurance? Pensions? Broadband? I'm just curious..”. He laughed and replied “Oh dear no, my young friend! You see... I sell people their SOULS!”.